DescriptionAwake to the aroma of fresh coffee, brewed by the butler, and gaze at the uninterrupted views of spectacularly craggy Hunter Creek Valley. Chalet Elisa harks back to a golden age; its suave hunting lodge style is ‘High Chaparral’ meets ‘Gone With The Wind’, in Aspen.
Chalet Elisa goes way beyond the accepted definition of a luxury ski chalet. Everything is on an imposing scale, from stone-faced walls to gothic four poster beds. Plus the team of highly trained staff including daily housekeeping, a full-time concierge/butler, and a supporting cast from chefs to porters to bodyguards are at your disposal.
Enthroned within its own peaceful and secure grounds, yet only 10 minutes from the centre of the action, Elisa is the perfect Aspen residence. A chauffeur driven limousine picks you up from the airport and can be summoned at any time to take you out and about.
Although many guests are lured by Aspen’s world-beating skiing, it is a hub of activity in Summer too. Chalet Elisa’s 16m heated outdoor pool and delightful terraces with mountain views are perfect for warmer days, whilst the stunning open-air living area with fireplace is great all year round. And did I mention the wood-panelled billiard room, a crackling log fire and well-stocked bar?
At Chalet Elisa everything is tailored to bring a smile to your face. Whether you hanker after total, wrap-around pampering, with gourmet dining and spa treatments every day, or whether you prefer a low-key approach, we are at your service. Think private hotel, or fully-staffed residence, where ‘discrete and bespoke’ is the norm.
What's IncludedPlease call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Personal welcome and check-in
Welcome champagne and Hors d’Oeuvres
In-villa butler service
Equipment check and deep clean
Full range of state-of-art kitchen equipment and tools
Pre-arrival kitchen items (washing products, condiments, toilet paper)
Fresh fruit basket
Tea and loose-leaf tea station
Nespresso Coffee station
Selection of latest weekly magazines
Luxury linen and pillows
Linen and towel change (3 times per week)
BVLGARI spa products for bathroom
Luxury bathrobes and towels (bath and pool)
Villa technician on standby
Full liquor bar
A la carte fine wine selection
Humidor with a la carte fine cigar selection
Dry cleaning service
Shoe polish service
RoomsChalet Elisa sleeps 16 people in 6 bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 is the master suite with king size bed and en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 2 has a king size bed and private bathroom.
Bedroom 3 is furnished with a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom.
Bedrooms 4 & 5 each have twin beds and their own private bathrooms.
Bedroom 6 is in a guest house (or staff quarters) with bed and private bathroom.
EatingStaying at Chalet Elisa is a gastronomic treat, but the invigorating mountain air and fantastic skiing will ensure you have the appetite to match. Champagne and canapés on arrival, delicious breakfasts every morning – it’s all part of the service and delivered by your very own butler.
Guests have access to world class chefs who can look after you full-time, or be brought in for a particular meal. This ‘Restaurant at Home’ service is an additional cost, as it would be in a hotel, but a hotel where you are the only guests.
The finest ingredients and fresh produce are sourced that will satisfy even the most demanding of gourmet diners. Whether you prefer aromatic spices, subtle flavours or hearty comfort food, menus can be created just for you. Alternatively, your butler can arrange for daily deliveries of groceries and a welcome pack of essentials if you prefer to whip up your own meals.
In Chalet Elisa’s well-stocked, wood-panelled bar room, you can help yourself from the wide range of carefully-selected wines, spirits and soft drinks. Charges are made for what is consumed and supplies are replenished daily.
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KidsAspen is teeming with top class entertainment for children, and it is a popular family resort. Learning to ski or snowboard here is so much fun – and the Elisa staff can arrange whatever lessons or guides you need. Skidoo rides, ice skating and indoor climbing, the possibilities are endless.
For younger children there are plenty of things to keep them entertained. The Treehouse Kids Adventure Centre in nearby Snowmass is a treasure trove of snow-related activities. Of course, if the little ones are very young, you may need daycare – a service we can set up for you, no problem at all.
In fact, whatever it takes to keep youngsters happy and busy, the Chalet Elisa team can sort it. Whether it means cooking up nutritious kids’ suppers, organising trips and activities or providing babysitters.
OverviewSki Resort Guide - Aspen
Favoured by Hollywood’s finest, Aspen is nestled high up in the Rockies, amongst tranquil lakes, forested wilderness and jagged peaks - and it offers world-beating skiing.
The high altitude ensures reliable snow, and the combination of four ski areas provides Aspen and neighbouring Snowmass with plenty for all abilities. There is also plenty for non-skiers such as ice skating, indoor climbing, and of course retail therapy.
The summer season is buzzing, and the ski lifts remain open, putting mountain biking and hiking adventures on the menu. Rafting on the Colorado River, playing golf and tennis, and fishing in the lakes are popular summer activities too.
Aspen has a sophisticated vibe and is the venue for jazz and arts festivals, among others, as well as regular winter sports competitions. Art galleries, shops and a concert venue provide plenty of entertainment in the town.
Originally founded as a silver mining town, Aspen turned its remote location and vertiginous mountains to its advantage, becoming a serious ski destination in the 1950s. It has been a top resort ever since. It is reached by road from Denver airport in 4.5 hours, or you can fly direct to Aspen’s small airport, just outside town.
With four extensive ski areas, there’s enough here to keep everyone happy for weeks on end, and they are linked by an efficient free bus service. The Silver Queen gondola is the main ski lift taking you up from the centre of Aspen, and each area has its own network of lifts. Anyone used to the long queues and grumpy service in European resorts will be pleasantly surprised by the Aspen experience.
Buttermilk mountain is a beginners’ paradise, with excellent ski school facilities and extensive nursery slopes to learn on. It is particularly family friendly and also boasts five different snowboard parks.
Snowmass has a lot of wide open green and blue runs for confidence-building. It is excellent for intermediates as well as beginners. The Longshot trail is particularly enjoyable, running for 3 miles through the forest.
Aspen Mountain offers steep and challenging terrain for the more experienced skier, and there are no beginners’ runs here.
The Aspen Highlands are where you can really test your skills on the famed double diamond runs, and head off piste. This is an area favoured by skilled locals, with plenty of back-country skiing.
Eating & DrinkingAspen is a foodie’s paradise, famous for its numerous, high quality eateries and for the variety of culinary styles. It is possible to eat everything from Sushi to wild boar in Aspen’s smorgasbord of fashionable restaurants.
Just for starters, there is Krabloonik, in Snowmass - a rustic log cabin that you reach by taking a dog sled ride in the twilight. Then there is Jimmy’s - a renowned fine dining restaurant serving classic American dishes such as steaks and seafood.
If you fancy Italian cuisine, creamy burrata and carpaccio are on the menu at the upmarket Casa Tua restaurant in Aspen. Don’t forget lunch at Bonnies, a favourite mountain restaurant, serving home-made delights.
For a refreshing drink, Ajax Tavern is a very popular après-ski bar. But perhaps the town’s most famous bar is The Woody Creek Tavern, famous as Hunter S Thompson’s local hangout. Just remember that if you want to stay out past 2am, you will need to join one of Aspen’s private members’ clubs.
When to goThe ski season starts from the end of November, although some ski areas stay closed until mid-December. You can ski through to mid-April and the peak time is around Christmas and New Year, and the February holidays.
In summer, Aspen usually stays warm through June to September, peaking at around 25 degrees, but staying cool at night.